Robustness properties are investigated for two types of controllers for large flexible space structures, which use collocated sensors and actuators. The first type is an attitude controller which uses negative definite feedback of measured attitude and rate, while the second type is a damping enhancement controller which uses only velocity (rate) feedback. It is proved that collocated attitude controllers preserve closed loop global asymptotic stability when linear actuator/sensor dynamics satisfying certain phase conditions are present, or monotonic increasing nonlinearities are present. For velocity feedback controllers, the global asymptotic stability is proved under much weaker conditions. In particular, they have 90 phase margin and can tolerate nonlinearities belonging to the (0,infinity) sector in the actuator/sensor characteristics. The results significantly enhance the viability of both types of collocated controllers, especially when the available information about the large space structure (LSS) parameters is inadequate or inaccurate.